The final batch of tickets is on sale for John Grant’s North Atlantic Flux: Sounds from Smoky Bay, which sees some of the most exciting and innovative musicians from Scandinavia and Iceland heading to the UK next month for a music festival like no other.
Two-day and four-day passes are available for this unmissable showcase of Nordic talent which takes place over Mayday Bank Holiday weekend (28 April to 1 May), bringing a mix of electronica, from techno and pop, to post-punk and contemporary classical.
Produced by innovative arts organisation Curated Place for Hull 2017, music fans can expect surprise collaborations and experimentalism, as well as an exclusive live set by John Grant himself. Previously confirmed artists for one of the most electrifying live events of the year include GusGus, Susanne Sundfør, Lindstrøm, Sóley, Sykur, Prins Póló, Nordic Affect, Ragga Gisla and Fufanu, as well as British artists, including Wrangler and Cobby & Litten.
Joining them and other artists on the bill is Icelandic act Ghostigial which is fronted by Einar Örn, who was previosuly with the Sugarcubes and has worked with Björk, Damon Albarn and David Byrne to name a few. Ghostigital music mixes electronic beat music, dub and hip-hop.
Adding to the British contingent at the festival, acclaimed electronic musician Actress will play a special DJ set at warehouse nightclub, Gate No 5 and recent international hit Satellites (Johnny Vic), the Denmark-based multi-instrumentalist and producer.
Two-day passes are now available for Friday-Saturday or Sunday-Monday priced at £65 (£60 concessions). Four-day passes covering the whole festival are available at £89 (£82 concessions). Passes give access to performances at the festival venues, Hull City Hall, Jubilee Church, Fruit and Gate No 5.
NORTH ATLANTIC FLUX – DAY BY DAY
Friday 28 April
GusGus, Mt. Wolf; Susanne Sundfør; Tonik Ensemble; Sweaty Records Presents: Kosmodod, Volruptus, ThizOne.
Saturday 29 April
Lindstrøm; Prins Póló, Wrangler (DJ Set); Nányë; Ragga Gisla; Nordic Affect; Cobby & Litten; BBC Radio 3’s Late Junction at North Atlantic Flux; Halldór Smárason with Adelle Stripe & Sinfonia UK Collective; Eyvind Gulbrandsen & The Royal Northern College of Music; Pinquins; Luke Eargoggle; Actress (DJ set).
Sunday 30 April
John Grant; Sóley; Ghostigital; Jobina Tinnemans & Jacob Tekeila with the Hull Choir; Satellites; Tom Kay; Blatnova; Equis; Eva-lina; Wrangler Live; James Orvis.
Monday 1 May
Mugison; Fufanu; Science of the Lamps; Alex Mørch; Tronhjem; Sebastian Edin; Sykur; Rosyan; DJ X-Ray Katt (Mixnots) & Guest; Simon Desbruslais
For the duration of the festival Hull City Hall’s Mortimer Suite will host a sound installation by Jez riley-French
See listings information for full line-up and running order of the four-day festival.
For more information please go to: www.hull2017.co.uk/johngrant
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